5/6/2010 1:41 PM ET
Times' music writer Jon Caramanica also details the 2003 battle between the vulgarly anti-war Dixie Chick Natalie Maines and "reliable jingoist" Toby Keith.
9/9/2008 7:28 AM ET
Some of Brand's musings: Calling President Bush a "retarded cowboy" and telling Americans they must vote for Barack Obama "on behalf of the world."
2/13/2007 1:52 PM ET
The awards...ended a desolate period in which their music was boycotted and banned by country music stations, their CDs were burned and smashed, and group member's lives were threatened."
2/12/2007 3:16 PM ET
How sweet: "After death threats, boycotts and a cold shoulder from the country music establishment, the Dixie Chicks gained sweet vindication Sunday night...."
8/21/2006 12:51 PM ET
"None of that was lost on Music Row. Democratic songwriters say that they have since hesitated to express political views, for fear of being 'Dixie Chicked.'" Like having a #1 album and fawning ...